Tomorrow at UW Hillel, 4745 17th Ave NE Seattle, WA, we’re having a potluck lunch to launch the start of the season. I’ll be judging dishes in the best use of local ingredients category, so make something delicious and head on over. Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 12:00pm until 1:30pm. Everyone’s welcome.
Information on the event is available here.
I’ve written before about the link between Judaism and sustainable food — that, in essence, the idea of keeping kosher is largely about eating in a meaningful and thoughtful way, and that there’s a lot of basis in Jewish culture for connecting with land and working to keep human impact on Earth more sustainable. You don’t have to be religious, by typical definitions of that word, to appreciate a cultural basis for these things.
Here’s a little more information on Jharvest, from their website:
How it works:
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, where members commit to buying a share to Oxbow farm for the growing season and pick up a weekly box of fresh, organic produce at Hillel at The University of Washington.
Jharvest’s CSA Program puts Jewish purchasing power behind local, sustainable agriculture. Jharvest is also a platform for innovative educational and community-building programs that explore the intersection of food and Jewish tradition. Run by Jconnect Seattle and Hillel at the University of Washington, the educational programming sets Jharvest apart from other CSAs by creating a deeper relationship as Jews to the food we eat. For more information check out our website: http://www.jconnectseattle.org/jewsandfood
CSA season: June 3rd-October 14th (20 weeks)
Pick Up Location:
Hillel at the University of Washington
4745 17th Ave Ne Seattle, WA
Breaks down to $20-$30 weekly depending on your share size
Registration forms will be available in late March.
For more information contact: Jharvest@jconnectseattle.org
Get organic, locally-grown vegetables delivered in time for Shabbat – all Summer long!
Credit to Jharvest for the image.